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double entry

noun, Bookkeeping.
a method in which each transaction is entered twice in the ledger, once to the debit of one account, and once to the credit of another.
Compare single entry.
Origin of double entry
First recorded in 1715-25
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double-entry, adjective Unabridged
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double entry

  1. a book-keeping system in which any commercial transaction is entered as a debit in one account and as a credit in another Compare single entry
  2. (as modifier): double-entry book-keeping
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